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Seaweed vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Seaweed and Arrowroot

  • Seaweed has more Magnesium, Calcium, and Iron, however Arrowroot has more Folate, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B3.
  • Arrowroot's daily need coverage for Folate is 40% more.
  • Seaweed has 28 times more Calcium than Arrowroot. Seaweed has 168mg of Calcium, while Arrowroot has 6mg.
  • Arrowroot is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Seaweed, kelp, raw and Arrowroot, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +28.4%
Contains more Calcium +2700%
Contains more Magnesium +384%
Contains more Zinc +95.2%
Contains more Potassium +410.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.121
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Contains more Iron +28.4%
Contains more Calcium +2700%
Contains more Magnesium +384%
Contains more Zinc +95.2%
Contains more Potassium +410.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.121

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +510.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +186%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13200%
Contains more Folate +87.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 18% 0% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 0% 166% 135%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +510.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +186%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13200%
Contains more Folate +87.8%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
36
Seaweed
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
31
Arrowroot

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
10%
Seaweed
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
3%
Seaweed
1%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Seaweed Arrowroot
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Seaweed Arrowroot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 207mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.208g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 43 65 Arrowroot
Protein 1.68 4.24 Arrowroot
Fats 0.56 0.2 Seaweed
Vitamin C 3 1.9 Seaweed
Net carbs 8.270000457763672 12.09000015258789 Arrowroot
Carbs 9.57 13.39 Arrowroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.85 2.22 Seaweed
Calcium 168 6 Seaweed
Potassium 89 454 Arrowroot
Magnesium 121 25 Seaweed
Sugar 0.6 Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3 1.3
Copper 0.13 0.121 Seaweed
Zinc 1.23 0.63 Seaweed
Starch
Phosphorus 42 98 Arrowroot
Sodium 233 26 Arrowroot
Vitamin A 116 19 Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87 Seaweed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.059 Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.292 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.266 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 66 Seaweed
Folate 180 338 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.247 0.039 Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098 0.004 Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.092 Arrowroot
Tryptophan 0.048 Seaweed
Threonine 0.055 Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076 Seaweed
Leucine 0.083 Seaweed
Lysine 0.082 Seaweed
Methionine 0.025 Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043 Seaweed
Valine 0.072 Seaweed
Histidine 0.024 Seaweed
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.